A strong first half was enough to carry the Henry County High School girls’ basketball team to a 45-37 triumph over Milan Tuesday night at Milan.
It was the second win in two nights for the Lady Patriots who rolled past Dyer County 71-53 on Monday at Gamlin Gymnasium. The Lady Patriots are now 6-1 on the season.
Henry County will play back-to-back home games Friday and Saturday. The Lady Patriots host new District 10-AAA member Montgomery Central on Friday and step outside the district to entertain Martin Westview on Saturday. The games will begin at 6 p.m. both nights at Gamlin Gymnasium.
LADY PATRIOTS 45,
LADY BULLDOGS 37
Strong shooting helped the Lady Patriots build a 14-9 first period lead at Milan. Gracie Osbron and Caroline Singleton both scored five points. Osbron, Singleton and Caroline Hudson all sank 3-pointers in the opening frame.
The Lady Patriots followed with a 13-6 scoring run in the second quarter to hold a 27-15 halftime lead. Singleton and Emily Gilstrap scored four points in the second quarter. Kelli Chipman added a 3-point basket for the Lady Patriots.
Milan gained some momentum in the third quarter by out-scoring Henry County 11-9 to cut the Lady Patriots’ lead to 36-26. Osbron had four points for Henry County, while Chipman hit another 3-pointer in the third quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs put up a 13-9 scoring edge in the fourth quarter to get closer but not close enough in the Lady Patriots’ 45-37 win. Osbron had five points, including three free throws in the fourth period.
Osbron led Henry County in scoring with 16 points, while Singleton checked in with 11. Chipman scored nine points with Gilstrap adding six and Hudson had three points.
Milan’s Vzandrea Moore finished with 16 points, while Madison Johnson scored nine. Ella Fagen and Atiya Burns both put in six points.